The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley Symbols & Objects

Hannah Tinti
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Grandfather’s Rifle

Loo grandfather’s rife is a symbol of heritage. Loo is excited when her father offers her this particular rifle for her first shooting lesson. Hawley’s father has notches on the butt of the rifle representing each of the kills he made in the war.

Traveling Shrine

The traveling shrine to Lily is a symbol of regret and the past. Hawley first puts Lily’s things out in the bathroom when he is thinking about killing himself because he is so tortured by his role in her death. When Hawley and Loo prepare to move away from Olympus after living there for more than five years, Hawley throws away the bulk of the things in the shrine. His actions indicate that Hawley has finally come to the time when he can put Lily’s death in the past.

Planisphere

The planisphere is a...

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